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'''Robert Bly''' (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement. His most commercially successful book to date was ''Iron John: A Book About Men'' (1990), a key text of the mythopoetic men's movement, which spent 62 weeks on the The New York Times Best Seller list|''The New York Times'' Best Seller list. He won the 1968 National Book Award for Poetry for his book ''The Light Around the Body''.
Birth nameRobert Elwood Bly
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Birth placeLac qui Parle County, Minnesota, USA
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OccupationPoet
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GenreAmerican poetry
Notableworks''Iron John: A Book About Men'', ''Silence in the Snowy Fields'', ''The Light Around the Body''
MovementDeep image|Deep Image poetry, Mythopoetic men's movement|Mythopoetic Men's Movement
SpouseCarol Bly (1955-1979; divorced)
Ruth Counsell Bly (1980-Present)
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